Oilers to host the Flames in the 2023 Heritage Classic

The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers will host Tim Horton’s NHL Heritage Classic on October 29, 2023 at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.

The seventh Heritage Classic returns to Commonwealth Stadium for the 20th anniversary of the first-ever NHL regular-season outdoor game.

At the 2003 NHL Heritage Classic, the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Oilers 4-3 in front of a crowd of 57,167 at the home of the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Elks.

Since then, there have been 34 more outdoor regular-season games attended by 1,755,438 fans.

The Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Boston Bruins in the 2023 Discover NHL Winter Classic at Fenway Park in Boston on Monday (2pm ET; TNT, SN, TVAS; 8pm ET).

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The Carolina Hurricanes host the Washington Capitals during the Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series February 18 at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The Buffalo Sabers defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 in the 2022 NHL Heritage Classic on March 13, 2022 at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario.

The 2023 edition will see the Oilers and Flames fight the “Battle of Alberta” outdoors for the first time. The game will feature some of the NHL’s top scorers, including the centers Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl from Edmonton as well Jonathan Huberdeau and Nazem Kadri from Calgary.

“We are proud to be partnering with the NHL at the Tim Hortons NHL Classic for the sixth year,” said Hope Bagozzi, Tim Hortons chief marketing officer. “We’re excited that the 2023 Tim Hortons NHL Classic will mark the 20th anniversary of the first NHL outdoor game – back in Edmonton, where the first outdoor game took place – and with what’s sure to be an exciting Battle of Alberta matchup.”

[Ähnliches: Fenway Park wird zum 2. Mal Austragungsort des NHL Winter Classic]

The Flames have played two outdoor games in the regular season. In the 2011 Heritage Classic, they defeated the Canadiens 4-0 in front of a crowd of 41,000 at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium. In front of 33,518 spectators, Calgary lost 2-1 after overtime to the Winnipeg Jets in the 2019 Heritage Classic at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatoon.

The Oilers have a 2-0-0 record in the Heritage Classics, winning the first game and defeating the Jets 3-0 at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg in 2016 in front of a crowd of 32,240.

Since 1979-80, the Flames and Oilers have faced each other in 262 NHL regular-season games. Calgary/Atlanta scored 287:252 points more than Edmonton (Flames: 131-106-25; Oilers: 112-122-28).

The two teams have met six times in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including the second round in 2022. Edmonton won the best-of-seven series 4-1.

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